2018 Trip Dates

August 12 - 18

Custom departures available upon request.


$995 per person 

Prices are in US Dollars, based on double occupancy.

This trip has a maximum of 12 customers- one of the smallest groups and best leader to customer ratios (1:6) in the industry- allowing us to personalize the trip to best suit your travel needs and style.

Includes: Accommodations for five nights, daily breakfast, three picnic lunches, two dinners, online trip photo album, and a Carpe Mundo shirt.

Does Not Include: Airfare (ask us about obtaining credit card points to add airfare for as low as $100), transfers to/from Lauterbrunnen and Kandersteg, meals not listed above, alcoholic beverages, travel insurance, leader gratuities.


  • Accommodation upgrades: $160 to have a private room every night (based on double occupancy). Additional upgrades are available for more luxurious accommodations as well as partial upgrades if a private room is desired some nights, but not every night. 
  • Transfers to/from Zurich: $40 each way

Additional Information

Accommodations: This trip stays at some very unique and memorable chalets/hotels! One of the highlights is staying at a magnificent century-old Swiss Alpine hotel- a welcome treat after a day of hiking. The other four nights we stay at charming chalets, mountain huts and farms. These typical Swiss mountain accommodations are in dorm style bunks. You can opt to upgrade to a private room for one or every night. Several of these are operated by Swiss dairy farmers, giving you a truly authentic Swiss experience along with delicious farm fresh meals. 

Payment Terms & Conditions: If you are thinking about signing up for a trip but are not yet ready to commit, we offer a 5 day courtesy hold. To secure your space on a trip, a $500 per person deposit is required and can be paid by check or credit card. The remaining trip balance is due no later than 90 days prior to the start of the trip. If you decide to cancel more than 30 days prior to the start of your trip, you will receive a Carpe Mundo credit that is transferable with no expiration for the amount paid, or we will refund your payment less a $250/person cancellation fee.  If you decide to cancel less than 30 days prior to the start of your trip, no refunds or credits will be available.

Single Supplement: Single accommodations are available for an additional fee, based on availability. If you are willing to be placed in a room with someone else from the trip, we will match you with another traveller if possible and waive the single supplement fee. 

Release of Liability: We require that everyone participating in a Carpe Mundo trip completes and e-signs an Assumption of Risk/Liability Release waiver as well as a Medical Information Form. You will receive these after you have registered for a trip, and they must be completed prior to your trip.

Insurance: Due to the nature and locations of our trips, we require that everyone participating in a trip has medical insurance that provides coverage while abroad. Proof of insurance will be needed prior to the start of the trip. If you currently do not have insurance, we can assist in providing some recommendations for short-term insurance. Although not required, we highly recommend purchasing travel insurance or a travel protection plan for your trip. We adhere to our cancellation policy, and these plans will protect your trip purchase in the event you cancel under certain circumstances. If you are interested in purchasing one of these policies, please contact us for additional information.